Piola: Haas's package conundrum has no end in sight
A double points finish at Hockenheim was a timely boost for Haas, even if Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen did make contact again. But while it gathered valuable data, the Formula 1 outfit appears to have made little progress in solving its flaws
Perhaps someone could lend a penny for Gunther Steiner's thoughts right now. The start of the 2019 Formula 1 season promised so much for the Haas team, but has failed to deliver in every conceivable way.
The car looked like a dream to drive, like putty in the drivers' hands. A new black and gold livery appeared as Haas tied up a title sponsor for the first time. And, crucially, after a difficult 2018, a seemingly rejuvenated Romain Grosjean appeared to complement Kevin Magnussen on the driving front just so. Fourth place in the constructors' championship seemed, once again, there for the taking.
He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells STUART CODLING about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him
It’s easy to look at Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as BEN ANDERSON discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…
From being lapped by his own team-mate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...
As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing windtunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places
After winning his past few Formula 1 titles at a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit
OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences
OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining
How German GP climax could've been even bigger shock
Russell wishes he'd been more forceful with late German GP pit call